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3rd i-Target Retreat

The an­nual i-Tar­get Re­treat has taken place from the 6th to 7th of June 2018 at lake Chiemsee on the Frau­enin­sel. In the midst of the beau­tiful Ba­vari­an al­pine foot­hills, 42 sci­en­tific and med­ical doc­toral stu­dents, post­docs as well as eight pro­fes­sors and pro­ject lead­ers spent an at­mospheric and in­spir­ing time to­geth­er.

Exciting lectures in a relaxed atmosphere

A del­egation of sci­en­tists from Har­vard Medical School in Bos­ton was also pre­sent again. The guests were warmly wel­comed and quickly be­come part of the i-Target commu­nity. In ad­di­tion to the talks giv­en by the doc­toral stu­dents on their re­search work, the key­note speaker Pro­fes­sor Mi­chael von Bergwelt from the Klin­ikum der Uni­ver­sität München im­pressed the par­tici­pants with his lec­ture “Immunoon­cology 2018: Sta­tus, chances and chal­lenges”. An­other high­light of the sci­en­tific pro­gram was the talk of Stepha­nie Dougan, the guest speaker from the Har­vard Im­munolo­gy Pro­gram. She pre­sent­ed in­teresting find­ings from her re­search on anti-tumor Im­mu­nity.

The talks not only pro­vid­ed in­sights into ex­cit­ing pro­jects in the fields of im­munobi­olo­gy, im­mu­no­ther­apy and tu­mor biol­ogy, but were also the basis for per­sonal ex­change with each oth­er. In a re­laxed at­mosphere, ideas were fur­ther de­veloped and solu­tions for problems dis­cussed.

In the free time, the par­tici­pants had a lot of fun play­ing football and Fris­bee to­gether. Fi­nal­ly, the re­treat also of­fered many op­por­tuni­ties to get in touch with each oth­er.

Text: International Doctorate Program "i-Target"